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There are plenty of ways to enjoy Pittsburgh in the summer, no matter your interests, taste buds or even the weather.
Summer in Pittsburgh is all about the outdoors, from enjoying festivals and live music, to cruising along the rivers and riverfront trails. When packing for a summer trip to the city, there are a few things you must not forget
Taking a sightseeing tour is a great way to get familiar with the city and to learn about some of the architecture, public art and fun facts that make it so unique. No matter how you choose to explore, be sure to bring your camera and get inspired by this list of Pittsburgh’s Instagram-worthy sights.
If you can’t beat the heat, you may as well join it! Work up a sweat and do some sightseeing at the same time on a guided or self-guided tour along Pittsburgh’s three rivers with Kayak Pittsburgh. You can also get on the move with a tour with Segway Pittsburgh or Bike the Burgh.
If you’d prefer to let someone else do the work, why not try a sightseeing tour aboard the Gateway Clipper. Family-friendly and dinner cruises are available throughout the season. If you’re looking for something a bit more tropical, book a trip with Cruisin’ Tikis for a truly unique experience.
During the summer in Pittsburgh there is an event or festival just about every week. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find something fun to do!
Have some Pride!
Stars and Stripes
In Pittsburgh we are proud to have such a beautiful (and Instagrammable!) city. The views are in full bloom during summertime, and while there’s no bad spot to see the city, there are a few views that top our list.
Whether you’re in town for an event with a few hours to spare, or just passing through, there are a few must-see things in Pittsburgh that can be experienced in only a few hours.
There is bound to be something fun happening in Point State Park, especially during the summer. You may experience a festival or live music, or you could keep it simple and fly a kite or check out the iconic fountain.
It doesn’t have to be Tuesday to enjoy tacos in Pittsburgh! Nothing beats a good pop-up taco stand and Las Palmas is the best. Try their Oakland or Brookline locations. In Bloomfield you’ll find Baby Loves Tacos, and Bull River Taco in Squirrel Hill hits the spot as well.
Take advantage of Pittsburgh’s 24 miles of riverfront trails while you are here in the summer. Whether you enjoy biking, walking or just relaxing on a city bench, you will take in the views and warm breeze that will make you fall in love with the city.
The sun shines bright on Pittsburgh in the summer. From events and festivals to relaxing days by the water, there is no shortage of things to see, do and eat during this season. Pull up a chair in Pittsburgh this summer!